Saturday, March 21, 2009

On the Mend


Little Pup had knee surgery on Tuesday. She was out of it and in a great deal of pain when I picked her up that afternoon. I made her a nest in this blanket (it's one I made) and there she stayed. She had a pain patch on her neck and two other types of pain meds that I've been administering, as well as an antibiotic. She was shaved in three spots for the surgery, the pain patch, and the IV. She looks pretty pathetic. She's starting to be a bit more alert now. She's jumping on and off the couch and climbing stairs, using her three good legs to maneuver. I had to take her in this morning to get three new staples because as the swelling went down they became too loose. Doc says she's doing well and had me bump up staple removal four days. I can't wait until she's all healed and feeling better!
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7 comments:

Momma Val said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww! She is just the littlest thing. So cute. Glad to hear that she is doing well. Glad too that she is being careful, I know some dogs are completely psycho and end up ripping back open after surgery like labs and shepards.

Smellyann said...

Aww, poor little poochie-poo!!! She is SOOO cute, even all shaved up, poor thing! What was wrong with her wittle knee??

Okay, enough baby talk. ;) I want a puppy like that. Get me one?

Stacy said...

Poor thing! Hope she is better soon! A pup dog in pain is so hard to see!

Electronic Goose said...

Awww, poor pup! Good thing she has you to take care of her. Hope she gets better soon. (And that pic is adorable!)

BerryBird said...

That is such a cute and sad picture. Poor girl! It's terrible to watch pets suffer -- I'm so glad she's starting to feel better.

a friend said...

I feel her pain! Glad to hear she is recovering well. You two will be out and about in no time. All the best!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Poor little puppy! Hope she's feeling better now!

Hugs to the large and small puppies and kitties!